Women Composers Festival of Hartford 2019 Student Workshop Application Form
The Women Composers Festival of Hartford and the Hartt Community Division are proud to sponsor a student workshop with Nouveau Classical Project. Selected participants will compose a new, short piece for for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano that will be read and workshopped on Friday, March 29 at 7-8:30 pm in the Hartford area (venue TBA). The reading session will be recorded for participants’ personal (i.e. non-commercial) use.

Participants will attend in-person sessions with workshop director Dr. Jessica Rudman on Nov. 11, 2018 and Feb. 3, 2019. Additionally, Dr. Rudman will mentor the students via email and online discussion as they work on their pieces. Finished compositions (scores and parts) will be due on March 1.

Participants will receive a free Festival pass, which will grant them admission to all 2019 Women Composers Festival events. The WCF is not able to provide travel assistance to participants.

* “Student” is defined as anyone who has not yet completed a terminal degree in music composition.
* Open to composers of any age who identify as women/femmes/non-binary.
* Priority may be given to applicants from CT.
* Applicants must be able to attend the in-person sessions on Nov. 11, 2018 and Feb. 3, 2019, and the workshop on March 29, 2019.

Submission Guidelines:
* Submit the online application form including short essay explaining why the student is interested in participating and contact information for one teacher (current or past) who will serve as a reference for the student
* OPTIONAL: send 1-2 sample scores and recordings of previous pieces if available (MIDI recordings are acceptable)
* All applications must be received by Oct. 9

Timeline and Results:
* 11:59 pm on Oct. 9: submissions received via our online submission page
* Oct. 12: selected students will be notified and asked to confirm their participation
* Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2-5 pm: in-person session 1 at the Hartt School Community Division
* Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2-5 pm: in-person session 2 at the Hartt School Community Division
* Friday, March 1: completed pieces are due via email
* Friday, March 29, 7-8:30 pm: Student Workshop (location TBA)

Student Name *
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Student Email Address *
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Parent/Guardian Name(s) *
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Parent/Guardian Email Address(es) *
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What type of student are you: *
Current School (if not currently enrolled in a school, write N/A) *
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For pre-college students, what grade are you in?
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Please tell us about your previous musical experience (no more than 250 words). *
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In no more than 250 words, please explain why you are interested in participating in the student workshop. *
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OPTIONAL: If you have experience composing and would like to share 1-3 sample scores with recordings, please upload those materials to Google Drive, Dropbox, or similar and list the link here. Make sure your sharing settings will allow us to view the materials and that the link will remain active through Nov. 15.
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How did you hear about this opportunity? *
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I understand that if my submission is selected, I am required to attend the session on Nov. 11 and Feb. 3, participate in online mentoring, submit my completed piece by Mar. 1, and and attend the workshop on March 29. *
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